Today’s tech news: Microsoft Duo features and specifications


Microsoft on Wednesday revealed new Surface gadgets with twin-screens that open like books, including a notebook estimated form that will return it in the cell phone game one year from now. Surface Duo was touted as the principal gadget in the lineup to fit into a jeans pocket, with two “paper-slim” 5.6-inch screens that unfurl and work in amicability with a uniquely custom fitted Android working framework.

DUO can make phone calls and run applications intended for Google-supported Android versatile programming, which powers a large portion of the world’s cell phones.

The Duo and a different foldable Neo tablet came as a shock at a New York occasion where the tech titan divulged its most recent lineup of Surface registering gadgets.

Microsoft years sooner gave up the cell phone market to working frameworks from Apple and Google after its very own line of Windows-fueled handsets neglected to pick up footing. While it has been stressing its distributed computing and different business administrations, Microsoft still draws extensive income from Windows, the product that powers most by far of PCs.

Cell phones and tablets tuned to Microsoft’s membership based, cloud-facilitated applications work into the organization’s fruitful move away from depending on bundled programming.

Microsoft has accomplished solid development from its cloud administrations and incomes from its Xbox gaming business, Bing search, Surface tablets and PCs, just as the expert informal organization LinkedIn gained in 2016.

As its Windows cell phone business battled to pick up footing, Microsoft obtained the gadget business of Finland-based Nokia in 2014 for some $7.2 as a feature of a reboot exertion. However, that fizzled and Microsoft inevitably quit on its Windows portable working framework which neglected to get a toehold in the area ruled by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

Microsoft contended that expanding on the Android versatile working framework gives a decent establishment to Duo and can help supplant bigger gadgets, for example, tablets and PCs by and large. At the occasion on Wednesday, the US innovation titan uncovered a Neo double screen, foldable form of its full Surface tablet, which like the Duo will be discharge late one year from now.

Microsoft likewise disclosed new Surface workstations and earbuds to hit the market in time for the year-end Christmas shopping season this year.